Interesting Facts About Lab Coats & Scrubs

  1. Nuns were originally the caretakers of sick people, which is why the nun’s habit was evolved into the first generations of nursing outfits and scrubs.
  2. Lab coats evolved from butcher’s uniforms, as surgeons throughout history were often glorified barbers.
  3. Black used to be the most popular color for doctor’s apparel since it hid dirt, stains, and blood.
  4. The hats seen as a part of nursing uniforms in the past eventually fell out of style because male nurses didn’t like wearing them.
  5. Studies have shown that participants performed better on tests when wearing lab coats.


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